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Old 06-28-2007, 07:41 PM   #1
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Connecting to my wireless network


First off, having used 'lspci' It lists my wireless card (0b:00.0 Network controller: Intel COrporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection (rev 02)) Does this mean that my card has been installed properly?

Next, I managed to install NetworkManager and all the appropriate packages however, I am not seeing the application icon ANYWHERE. Yes, I checked the upper-right's 'notification area' and looked to add an application icon, it's no where to be found.

And even without NetworkManager, I am having a hard time grasping what to do next in connecting my card (that is, even if it is installed properly). I ran /sbin/iwconfig and in each (lo, eth1, eth0, sit0) it listed "no wireless extensions".

Thanks guys
 
Old 06-28-2007, 07:53 PM   #2
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You need to install ipw3945 driver. It should be easy, but it depends on your distro.
So what is your distro.
In any case, you can follow this guide :
http://ipw3945.sourceforge.net/INSTALL
(but this is the more difficult way, although it works on any distro)
If the driver is installed, you should run :
modprobe ipw3945

Last edited by Agrouf; 06-28-2007 at 07:55 PM.
 
Old 06-28-2007, 08:08 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Agrouf
You need to install ipw3945 driver. It should be easy, but it depends on your distro.
So what is your distro.
In any case, you can follow this guide :
http://ipw3945.sourceforge.net/INSTALL
(but this is the more difficult way, although it works on any distro)
If the driver is installed, you should run :
modprobe ipw3945
Sorry, forgot to mention i'm on Debian.
 
Old 06-28-2007, 08:35 PM   #4
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This link below may be a little more simplified but looks to be similar to the one above:
http://www.freienhofer.de/freienhofe...kpadr60e.shtml
 
Old 06-29-2007, 02:32 AM   #5
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# apt-get install ipw3945-modules-`uname -r` ipw3945d firmware-ipw3945 wireless-tools
# vi /etc/network/interfaces
 
Old 06-29-2007, 04:48 AM   #6
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# apt-get install ipw3945-modules-`uname -r` ipw3945d firmware-ipw3945 wireless-tools
# vi /etc/network/interfaces
I did the other things kind of mentioned above kind of (some stuff still isn't working). Is it still alright to go ahead and do what you mentioned?
 
Old 06-29-2007, 05:17 AM   #7
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There is no problem.
 
  


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